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So you want to have some markup displayed on deviantART, such as <a href="about:blank">this</a> or :devfoxhead128:? Or perhaps you want to have a full URL displayed, such as http://www.google.com/? The most stable method is simply to insert a blank <a></a> in the middle of your markup or URL. Something like this: http<a></a>://www.google.com/. You can also use other tags in place of the <a></a>, such as <u></u>. This can be useful if the <a></a> is causing you problems with links.

Escape sequences and XML decimal entities are good for inserting obscure Unicode characters that aren't available on a standard keyboard. For example, if you type in &#916;, you get the Greek letter Δ. Or if you type in &#9829;, you'll get a . Ubuntu users (and users of many other distros of Linux) have access to a program called gucharmap, which is installed by default - it's useful as a "cheat sheet" for these codes. Of course, a quick Google search should do the job, too.

Lastly, this is a handy bit of HTML code that you can stick into your journals and deviantID. It inserts an image link into the lower left hand corner of your profile page. Thanks to Twarri- I mean, paradigm-shifting for the idea. EDIT: Hmm, so apparently, this isn't working anymore, at least not in the sense it used to.

<div id="barkbox"><a class="external external" href="insert link here"><img src="insert image URL here"/></a></div>

My profile page has an example of this, as does paradigm-shifting's. EDIT: See previous edit.
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UPDATE 1: Added in another solution for markup and URLs.
UPDATE 2: Pointed out what the escape sequences are still good for.
UPDATE 3: Organized it a bit more neatly.
UPDATE 4: Mentioned link difficulties using the a tag.
UPDATE 5: The barkbox apparently doesn't work anymore. Oh, well.
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minteastwood Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
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foxhead128 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconminteastwood:
minteastwood Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
well , the barkbox-thing doesn't seem to work anymore ):
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:iconfoxhead128:
foxhead128 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I noticed that, too. What a shame.
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:iconminteastwood:
minteastwood Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
yes , it's a shame .
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foxhead128 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did write a userstyle that brings it back, but I seriously doubt that many people will want to use it.
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:iconminteastwood:
minteastwood Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
well , i think at no time many people used it .
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foxhead128 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, I think you're spot on.
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